|Born||Carl Max Alexis Rhodin|
March 31, 1848
|Died||September 15, 1924 (age 76) |
Max Alexander (1848-1924), the stage name of Carl Max Alexis Rhodin, toured Europe with his magical show.
His magical career started at the age of 18. He lived for seven years in London, a few years in Hamburg and twelve years in Riga. Alexander would tour England (1872, 1880-86) and Latvia (1889-1905).
His two successive assistant-wives were "Rhombello" and "Rosa Alexander".
From about the turn of the century he lived in Copenhagen and performed regularly in the Scandinavian countries. One of his main feats was a coin-catching routine.
One of his sons was to be known as Brazil Jack, who for many years run a circus and also appeared as a magician. Another son, Max von Rhodin, toured Sweden as a magician for a few years.
- The Parlour Magician: A Handy Book for the Amateur Conjuror (1863)